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Project Cost Capability Lead


Bristol, GB, BS3 2HQ

Onsite or Hybrid:  Hybrid

Job Title:               Project Cost Capability Lead
Location:               Bristol, UK - Hybrid Working Arrangement Option
Compensation:     Competitive Salary + Benefits
Role Type:            Full time / Permanent
Role ID:                SF53245


At Babcock we’re working to create a safe and secure world, together, and if you join us, you can play your part as a Project Cost Capability Lead at a choice of one of our Bristol hubs.


The Role

As a Project Cost Capability Lead , you will have a role that is out of the ordinary. We are in the process of a supplementing the current Project Management & Project Controls (PM&PC) Function through implementing complementary, but individually focused disciplines. As a result, we are looking for a driven and experienced professional to develop and maintain a strong project estimating and cost management community, capability and culture across our Mission Systems business.

Day to day, you will be responsible for leading the community of individuals specialised in estimating and cost management, including professional development, mentoring and coaching. You will also work with the PM&PC Function Operations Lead to generate a pipeline of suitably qualified and experienced estimating and cost management professionals in line with related delivery demand across the portfolio.


This is a leading role, and one that offers the ability to really shape the future of project estimating and cost management within our business.


Essential experience of the Project Cost Capability Lead

  • Significant experience of project estimating and cost management / control techniques and approaches, including estimating, forecasting, performance reporting (i.e. EVM) and quantitative risk analysis etc.
  • Comprehensive experience of delivering/leading estimating and cost management within projects and programmes for large and technically complex equipment or system delivery contracts.
  • Experience of using, or working alongside, related software tools such as MSP, P6, Active Risk Manager, RiskHive, Deltec Cobra, Safran or Primavera Risk Analyser etc. 
  • Excellent communication and leadership skills, with the ability to interact successfully at all levels.

This role is full-time and offers flexible hybrid working, with two days per week in the office and the remainder working from home.


Qualifications for the Project Cost Capability Lead

We value difference and we don’t have a fixed idea when it comes to background or education, provided you can show the required level of experience then we would really like to hear friom you.


The successful candidate must be able to achieve SC security clearance level for this role.


Our Benefits

  • Generous holiday allowance 
  • Matched contribution pension scheme, with life assurance
  • Employee share scheme 
  • Employee shopping savings portal
  • Payment of Professional Fees
  • Reservists in the armed forces receive ten days special paid leave 
  • Holiday Trading is a benefit that allows the majority of employees to buy additional leave or to sell up to one working week of annual leave from their annual entitlement
  • ‘Be Kind Day’ enables employees to take one working day's paid leave a year (or equivalent hours) to undertake volunteering work with their chosen organisation or registered charity


Babcock International 

For over a century, Babcock International have helped to defend nations, protect communities and build a better world. To continue, we must adapt, advance and be a sustainable business with a shared goal. 
If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages, please let us know. We’re committed to building an inclusive culture where everyone’s free to thrive. We are happy to talk about flexible working - please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview.



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